Councillor Report 11 April 2018

Councillor Report 11 April 2018

Category : General News

 Cr Cheryl Gaedtke – Ordinary Meeting 11 April 2018

Agenda Item # 5 Matters of Public Interest

12 April                 Skateboarding Championship – Esk Skate Park – Youth Week

13 April                 Movie Night Toogoolawah – Youth Week

14 April                 Somerset Dam & District Progress Assn Annual General Meeting

16 April                 Fernvale Community Assn. Monthly Meeting

17 April                 Lowood Residents Assn Monthly Meeting

18 April                 Kilcoy & District Progress Assn Monthly Meeting

20 April                 Holt Bolt – Kilcoy

20 April                 “Women Like Us” – Comedy Show Kilcoy

21 April                 Prenzlau Pride’s Car & Music Show – Lowood Showground

21 April                 Kilcoy Diggers Races

Congratulations to the former Coominya resident Dane Sampson on winning gold in the men’s 10m air rifle at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.  The proud winner proudly mentioned his hometown of Coominya and his parents who still own the local convenience store there.

Congratulations also to the Esk Branch of the QWCA and Kilcoy Gymnastics on successful grant applications.

Join Deb Frecklington and Andrew Powell by signing the petition to stop patching and start resurfacing the D’Aguilar Highway from Kilcoy to Woodford.


Agenda Item #32 Councillors’ Report

04 April                 Somerset Dam & District Progress Assn Monthly Management Committee Meeting

05 April                 Brisbane Valley Heritage Trail Committee Meeting and the Man on the $20 Note

06 April                 Kilcoy Show

08 April                Diabetic Health Program – Kilcoy

09 April                 BMX Competition – Kilcoy – Youth Week

11 April                 Economic Development Plan Committee Meeting – Esk



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Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and PlanningThe Honourable Dr Steven MilesGreater council integrity for QueenslandersThe Office of the Independent Assessor will receive more funding and Queensland communities will see improved clarity for councillors around their decision-making, announced the Deputy Premier and Minister for Local Government today.The Deputy Premier announced $1.302 million over two years to support eight full-time equivalent positions in the Office of the Independent Assessor OIA.“It’s vital Queensland communities have confidence in the decision-making of their elected representatives, and we are looking to ensure that decision-making isn’t hindered by any confusion around potential conflicts of interest,” Mr Miles said.“The Government recently undertook a project which analysed the operations of the new councillor complaints framework to make sure it is working smoothly and effectively.“The analysis resulted in a number of recommendations, including streamlining the interactions between the department, the Office of the Independent Assessor (OIA) and the Councillor Conduct Tribunal (CCT).“We will streamline the process of declaring conflicts of interest, clarifying when a councillor can and cannot participate in decision-making, and how the conflict of interest framework, including the definition of ‘related party’, applies in small council settings.“We’re also providing greater resourcing support for OIA to help carry out its investigations into councillor complaints and keep up with high demand.“To support the OIA to carry out its investigations into councillor complaints we’re committing an additional $1.302 million over two years to support eight temporary full-time equivalent positions.It follows an announcement in December 2020, of an extra $250,000 for the OIA to fund an additional three staff.Mr Miles said the Government will continue working with key stakeholders such as the Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ), to look at ways of improving the system.Local Government Association of Queensland CEO Greg Hallam thanked the Deputy Premier and his department for working proactively with the LGAQ and its member councils to review the current conflict of interest laws to make sure they are achieving what they were designed to.“Ensuring Queensland’s conflict of interest rules are both workable and effective is of critical importance to local councils and the communities they serve,” Mr Hallam said.“We have provided the Deputy Premier and his department with an extensive submission outlining some of the unintended consequences our member councils are experiencing and recommending potential reforms to the Local Government Act and we look forward to continuing to work in partnership with the Government to progress those changes.”Mr Miles thanked the LGAQ and all stakeholders involved for their input to improve the sector.“It’s crucial we keep listening to stakeholders and support councillors to be the best representatives they can be for their communities,” Mr Miles said.“This is about making a good system even better by increasing transparency and integrity and providing Queenslanders the finest Local Government system in the country.”ENDSMedia contact: Katharine Wright – 0428 957 903 / Amy Hunter – 0423 651 484 ... See MoreSee Less
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